Gather some friends and visit The Spice Route

A couple of weeks ago a group of friends and I went to The Spice Route. Some of us had been there before and some on us, like me really wanted to go – so one evening over supper we planned the event. When I told people that we were going there I was asked why it’s called The Spice Route. I was also told that they don’t know how it got it’s name as there was no spice there. I’m not sure which part of The Spice Route they went to but I found lots of spice there. In case […]

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Camembert, lemon and garlic fish

Last night I think I created quite the flavour explosion with supper. It was also a very experimental cooking experience as I opened the fridge and thought… “I wonder if this will work with this”. I was quite surprised that it worked and tasted amazing. Here’s what I did.   I defrosted two hake fillets and placed them on some tin foil. I sprinkled some salt onto the fillets then layered some sliced lemons on top with some sliced garlic and Camembert. I topped it off with a sprinkling of Nomu fish spice. I then wrapped it up in a […]

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Strawberry and mint ice lollies

A little bit of crazy ice lolly recipe

I’m VERY excited to post this recipe! On a summers day there is nothing nicer than ice cold ice lolly. I LOVE ice-cream, but I prefer eating it in winter so it doesn’t melt everywhere leaving you with sticky hands and a thirst that only a river of water can quench. I really enjoy eating ice lollies in summer as I find them more refreshing than ice-cream. I Googled recipes for ice lollies and I never really found one I liked or the ones I did like they needed me to add something I didn’t really have at home when […]

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Austrian Hake Recipe

Katherine Bodmer Blog A little bit of crazy

Yesterday when I asked David what he would like for supper he said, “let’s look in the Austrian recipe book”. I opened the book and while paging through it a fish recipe jumped out at me. I then “Katherine-ised” it a bit. In other words, edited the recipe a bit and added my own flavour as well. Ingredients I bought some frozen hake steaks and used four as they were quite small. (I have no idea what Zander is, besides a fish and Pick ‘n Pay never had any. Hake also worked really well) A handful of spinach – I […]

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Jesse tree

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In our first year of marriage David and I started a tradition of doing the Jesse Tree version of a Christmas tree. The Jesse tree tells the story of Christmas from the very beginning of creation until Jesus is born. The tree starts on the 1 December and runs until Christmas day. There is a bible reading with a corresponding ornament for your tree. I David and I made our own ornaments a few years ago. I printed them out and stuck them on cardboard. Click here for a link to a printable version of the ornaments. I also fond […]

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Memoir to Sushi

Katherine Bodmer Blog A little bit of crazy

While scrolling through my blog at it’s previous address and found a post on Sushi. I thought I would edit it, (in other words make it read a bit better) and repost it here as kind of a memoir to her. According to MOST people Sushi is the ugliest dog alive and EVERYONE  “proclaims” to not like her or to give her any love, or even admit they did when they do.  BUT back at the ranch – I know that deep down all these people actually do have a soft spot for her – even though they insist that they don’t. Sushi is […]

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Honour

A while ago I wrote about how God was challenging me with the words I use and I how I should use them to build up and not tear down. I think in the past few weeks God has really been driving home the whole “honour the people around you” thing. I know it says in Ephesians in the bible that we should honour our parents, (Honour your father and mother – Eph 6:2). The Merrian-Webster Dictionary’s simple definition of honour is respect that is given to someone who is admired. It also defines it as good reputation – good […]

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The weekend away that blessed me

When we got home yesterday evening I felt really blessed by these four young women and their children. We had some really awesome conversations that blessed me and humbled me, as well as helped me put things into perspective. I felt really blessed to be let into their lives for the weekend by sharing some good quality time with them, as well having honest conversations with them over breakfast, lunch, supper or even tea - well I drank the tea and they had some wine.

I think that’s important to share the blessings you receive from God with other people. I also think that the blessings you receive should have a “reverb” effect to the people around you. We’ve been blessed with access to an amazing holiday home in Franskraal and this past weekend we got to share it with some amazing girls and their children. A few months ago Vanessa and Courtney asked Mel if she knew of somewhere that could go for a weekend that wasn’t expensive. She then told us about it and we were like, “the Franskraal house”. I invited them […]

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“Spaghetti” bolognese – The LCHF version

Instead of eating pasta we usually use zoodles, which is grated zucchini so it looks like spaghetti. I got a bit over it and wanted to try something different so I tried cabbage instead. When I mentioned this to David he was very hesitant. Cabbage is pretty gross – it brings up images of it being steamed to a green slimy mush. I have discovered a yummy way of making it – frying it in butter. I did this to make the “spaghetti” part of the meal. For the bolognese part you need; 1 x mince meat punnet 1 x […]

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Amy’s Baby Shower

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Yesterday was round two of Amy’s baby shower and it was lovely. Round one happened at work last week. I am quite excited to meet Amy’s princess in a few months time. I can’t really explain this but I already have a whole lot of love for this baby inside of my heart. It’s only happened once before and that was with Isabella – Chaana’s princess. Before she was born I was filled with a crazy amount of love for her and excitement to meet her which has carried over into getting to know her now that she has been […]

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